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Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave

EUROPE:
This coming weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz by Channel 292.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time.
There are two repeats – 19:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz and 09:00 UTC on Sunday on 7440 kHz by Channel 292.
NORTH AMERICA:
WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US – obviously.)
Sadly the US  broadcasts of Encore are going to have to stop at the end of February.
As many folks know – Radio Tumbril is a one-man operation existing without sponsorship.
Even with the generosity of WBCQ and WWCR – in keeping costs to a minimum – it requires hundreds of dollars a month to broadcast Encore to North America and the money to pay for the electricity will run out when Radio Tumbril is one year old.
Unless the situation changes – the last transmission with WBCQ will be 01:00 UTC Monday 2nd March. The last transmission with WWCR will be Saturday 29th February 21:00 UTC.
The European broadcasts are of much lower power – and, naturally, much less costly. Radio Tumbril will continue on Channel 292 for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime – many thanks to everyone in The US, Canada, and beyond (India for instance) who have been listening regularly and enthusiastically to the broadcasts of Encore from WBCQ and WWCR. I’m very sorry they have to come to an end.
But not quite yet…
So do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme will start with a Spanish dance by Sarasate and a couple of Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi. Then a couple of songs – one by Puccini and the other by Mahler. A contemporary piece next – To the pale Green Sea of Evening  by Jennifer Barker, and a piano piece by Alkan to follow. The show finishes with some of a sonata by Beethoven – Richter on Piano and Rostropovich on Cello. The Adagietto from Mahler’s 5th to finish us off.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday’s broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC – but probably not until Sunday evening.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril – www.tumbril.co.uk
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany) and 09:00 UTC Sunday on 7440 kHz.
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril – US Transmissions to cease.

EUROPE:
This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz by Channel 292.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time.
There are two repeats – 19:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz and 09:00 UTC on Sunday on 7440 kHz by Channel 292.
NORTH AMERICA:
WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US – obviously.)
Sadly – the US  broadcasts of Encore are going to have to stop at the end of February.
As many folks know – Radio Tumbril is a one-man operation existing without sponsorship.
Even with the generosity of WBCQ and WWCR – in keeping costs to a minimum – it requires hundreds of dollars a month to broadcast Encore to North America and the money to pay for the electricity will run out when Radio Tumbril is one year old.
The last transmission with WBCQ will be 01:00 UTC Monday 2nd March. The last transmission with WWCR will be Saturday 29th February 21:00 UTC.
The European broadcasts are of much lower power – and, naturally, much less costly. Radio Tumbril will continue on Channel 292 for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime – many thanks to everyone in The US, Canada, and beyond (India for instance) who have been listening regularly and enthusiastically to the broadcasts of Encore from WBCQ and WWCR. I’m very sorry they have to come to an end.
But not quite yet…
So do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme will start with the first movement of a harp concerto by Handel. It will be followed by a chamber piece – The Passing – by Stefania de Kenessey.  Beethoven next – the achingly beautiful Cavatina from his last string quartet. Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich follows and then we have Presto from Death and the Maiden by Schubert. The programme finishes with more Schubert – two songs from Winterreise, and An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday’s broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC – but probably not until Sunday evening.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril – www.tumbril.co.uk
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany) and 09:00 UTC Sunday on 7440 kHz.
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave – times and frequencies.

EUROPE:
This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz by Channel 292.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time.
There are two repeats – 19:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz and 09:00 UTC on Sunday on 7440 kHz by Channel 292.
NORTH AMERICA:
WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US – obviously.)
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme will start with the Act 3 Prelude to Wagner’s Parsifal, then another – very different overture – William Tell by Rossini. Some of a flute Sonata by Paul Hindemith next, then Chopin, a double bass concerto and some music from Greece.
Monteverdi’s vespers, a Schubert piano work, and late Beethoven Quartet finish the programme.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday’s broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC – but probably not until Sunday evening.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril – www.tumbril.co.uk
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany) and 09:00 UTC Sunday on 7440 kHz.
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music – Saturday Sunday Friday

This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz.
This is instead of the Sunday broadcast at 15:00 UTC.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time.
For now – the 6070 kHz repeat will continue to be on Friday evenings at 19:00 UTC – as usual.
WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US – obviously.)
NB – trial broadcast of Encore on 7440 kHz Sunday 09:00 UTC Channel 292 – Sunday.
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme will start with some of Albinoni’s concerto for two oboes, then a Britten cello suit and a trio by Judith Weir. There is some Mozart, more Albinoni, and polyphony by John Dunstable after that. The programme finishes with a piano concerto by Scriabin.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday’s broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril.
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music – New Broadcast time Europe – Saturday 11:00 UTC

This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz.
This is instead of the Sunday broadcast at 15:00 UTC.
There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time – indeed we have had several reception reports from India.
For now – the 6070 kHz repeat will continue to be on Friday evenings at 19:00 UTC – as usual.
WWCR Nashville will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
WBCQ Maine will send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US. (Early evening Sunday local US – obviously.)
NB – trial broadcast of Encore on 7440 kHz Sunday 09:00 UTC Channel 292 – Sunday 19th
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme is chock full of interesting and provocative classical music – listen in and see if you agree.
The playlist is on the website and will be updated soon after Saturday’s broadcast of the new show by Channel 292 at 11:00 UTC.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril.
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music – New transmission time Europe.

This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will start broadcasting at a NEW TIME in Europe. We have moved the 15:00 UTC Sunday transmission on 6070 kHz to 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz with Channel 292.
There should be much less interference from adjacent channels at this time. For now – the repeat will continue to be on Friday evenings at 19:00 UTC as usual.
WWCR will broadcast the Encore on Saturday at 21:00 UTC as usual on 9350 kHz. The propagation is very good over the US and much of Canada and the signal carries to parts of western Europe too.
(We had a reception report from West Bengal in India last week too.)
WBCQ send out the show on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday to the US.
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports – though a brief report is fine.
This week’s programme Starts with some solo cello by Bach and part of the Beethoven violin concerto. After that we will have come contemporary pieces by Thomas Adés and Jennifer Higdon followed by some Smetena and a romance by Haydn.
The programme finishes with First Snow by Mansell and some Mozart.  I hope you enjoy it.
The playlist is on the website  – along with an email link and comments page.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril.
Regular Broadcast times are:
11:00 – 12:00 UTC Saturday on 6070 kHz on Channel 292 and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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Encore – Classical Music on Saturday Sunday and Friday

This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast on 9350 kHz by WWCR on Saturday 4th January 21:00 UTC 9350  – to the US and Canada and the signal should carry to part of western Europe too.
Encore – Classical Music will also be broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 5th January.
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 6th January.
There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 10th January at 19:00 UTC.
For the next few weeks – there will also be a trial second repeat on 7440 kHz from Channel 292 at 09:00 UTC on Sundays – try tuning in – it can be a nice clean signal- and send us a reception report if you can.
Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to encoretumbril@gmail.com. We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports.
This week’s programme Starts with an overture from Mozart followed by the three Gymnopédies by Satie. Then a little offering from Stockhausen contrasted with a 12th century monophonic monastic song. Next we’ll have a Bach partita,  some Ravel, and a sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Debussy. The last piece will be part of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto.
The playlist is on the website  – along with an email link and comments page.
Both Channel 292 and WBCQ as well as WWCR can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their sites with a google search.
In the meantime – thank you for spreading the word about Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave. And thank you to everyone for letting us know how well the signal is received where you live.
Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril.
Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz Channel 292 (Germany).
21:00 – 22:00 UTC Saturday on 9350 kHz WWCR (Nashville).
01:00 – 02:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz WBCQ – (Maine).
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